Middle East Studies Minor Description
The minor in Middle East studies at Northeastern is an interdisciplinary program, drawing on courses in international affairs, political science, history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and modern languages. The program provides a foundation of knowledge in the Middle East & North Africa (Arab World, Israel, Iran, and Turkey) as well as to enhance students' understanding of European and American interactions with this culturally diverse and politically important region of the world.
Students are expected to take advantage of any of the following experiential education opportunities: study abroad programs in Egypt and Lebanon, our partnership with Hebrew College, and the "Dialogue of Civilizations" programs (faculty-led summer programs) in Egypt, Morocco, Armenia, Syria, Turkey, Israel and Palestine.
FALL 2011 OPEN CLASSROOM LECTURE SERIES: AMERICA, ISLAM & THE MIDDLE EAST
In Fall 2011, the Northeastern Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development; and The School of Journalism will present a semester-long Open Classroom titled American, Islam and the Middle East. This course is open to the public and will focus on America's Engagement with the Muslim World, and course instructors and lecturers will investigate the traditions, cultures and contemporary politics of the countries in the Middle East. Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Egypt will receive significant attention in this course. Visit our webpage here.